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Cones And Mini Fryer Baskets: Perfect French Fries Displays

The snow is back! When the weather is cold and snowy, everybody would rather be inside and have a delicious hot comforting meal than walking around outside in the wind and go grocery shopping.

fries-picWhat is the American’s number one comfort food when it comes to meals? Yes, you got it, French fries of course! Americans love French fries and it is also one of the most popular side dishes in the world. Easy and cheap for businesses to make, hot crispy French fries are definitely one of the most satisfying food you can get, especially when it is cold outside!

Served as they do it in Europe – with cooked mussels or with a fried egg on top or with grilled steak – or simply the American way – as a side, covered in ketchup or other dipping sauces – so many people love French fries that restaurants keep re-inventing them.

On average, Americans eat about 29 pounds of French fries per year!

So if you are a business that is not serving fries yet, you may want to reconsider! And if you do, how about some originality in your display? Fries are delicious but if they are presented in a fun way you can be sure your customers will remember and enjoy it and more likely come back.

One of the most original fries serving idea is to do it in Mini Fryer Baskets. Not only your customers will have never seen it before, but it is also extremely convenient and awesome looking. Served as a side in a Wooden Tray with a Greaseproof Paper Liner, French fries have never looked so cool and yummy.

Another great idea that will also set you apart from competition would be to serve your delicious fries in Bamboo or Wooden Cones. Original, and Eco-friendly, fries look just as delicious as they taste! You are also sure to make an impression!

Don’t forget that even though everyone loves fries, you still have to do everything you can to be different and stay a step ahead of your competitors and here’s your chance to do so!

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Mini Dishes For Your Christmas Cocktail Party

Christmas and the Holidays are quickly approaching and even though we already talk about How To Host A Green Dinner Party, we haven’t really talked about Cocktail Parties. We all know that it is a time of the year where you are going to have last minute get together and it will more than likely not be big dinner parties, just casual cocktail events with a bunch of appetizers to keep you entertained while you share drinks and good moments with your friends or family.

cup-holderThis is how you should organize things: each one of your guests will have different tastes and if you want to delight everyone, your best bet is to have many different appetizers on the table. Soup shooters, mini cocktails, food bites of all kinds and even sushi, your options are unlimited and you just have to find the perfect mini dishes to display your delicious and various food creations.

Using mini cup holders is also a very smart idea as it will help you to transport and serve throughout the event. And the best part is that they can fit many different mini cups shapes and sizes. From classic round clear cups to flower shaped transparent cup through square black cups, you can find anything you’d like to serve verrines, parfait or desserts!
When it comes to appetizers, you can decide to give your food great visibility by choosing clear mini dishes such as the beautiful diamond shaped mini dish or the amazing waved dish with its condiment compartment – all recyclable- , or you can choose an even more Eco-friendly solution with the Palm and Sugarcane mini’s that are perfect for appetizers, tapas and also desserts.

No matter what you are serving, there is a suitable mini dish for you! Check out all your different Eco-friendly options at www.packnwood.com and make your Christmas cocktail party unforgettable.

Eco-Friendly Christmas: Host A Green Dinner Party

I don’t know if it is something you are aware of but every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas Americans throw away a million additional tons of garbage. A million! It is huge and unbelievable and yet true.



Christmas is coming and now that you know that you might want to try to be responsible and as green as possible. Luckily, there are easy ways to go green at Christmas while saving time and money – most of the time.

First of all, most of you get a Christmas tree and who can blame you, it definitely bring the Christmas spirit in your home! Be smart about the kind of tree you get. Most reusable fake trees are not recyclable and very bad for the environment so use a real tree and pay attention to where it is coming from and how it has been grown. When it comes to your house and tree decorations, use natural products as much as possible! You can use flowers, or even make tree decorations with dry fruits.


What about the lights? Choose to use LED lights whenever possible. Not only are they more efficient but they also don’t need as much power which will be great for your power bill by the end of the month! Also don’t forget to turn your tree lights off when the room is empty – what’s the point?

Now what about your Christmas party? You are more than likely going to have some people over or host a Christmas gathering and being green is a very important thing.

First of all, try not to send paper invites. At this time where social media is so popular, is a lot cheaper and eco-friendly to send e-invites via emails, Facebook or even cellphones. If you really have to send paper invites, use recyclable paper and consider making them yourself instead of buying them.

You are now going to have to set the table and if you are having a lot of people over, you might not want to use reusable tableware and save yourself some time when the party is over. Don’t worry, there are a lot of eco-friendly disposable options you can choose from!

sugarcane-platesIf you want a classy table, my advice would be to go for compostable sugarcane plates and dishes. Stylish and 100% eco-friendly, they are also very functional as they are sturdy, grease resistant and microwaveable. You can also get matching sugarcane trays and sugarcane bowls depending on what you are going to serve!



If you are looking for a more natural and rustic look, bamboo plates are definitely your best bet. Natural and biodegradable, they will add a special touch to your table and come in various sizes and shapes. Also grease resistant, microwaveable and leak proof, your guests will love them.


As far as the food you are going to serve, keep in mind that going organic is the best eco-friendly option. Many stores offer organic food, wine and beer and as organic products become available in more and more places, prices go down. Choose to serve pitchers of water instead of plastic bottles.

And last but not least, when it comes to gifts try to shop online to save gas and avoid the crowds. If you really have to go to the mall, think about bringing reusable shopping bags and save the earth some trouble. Choose eco-friendly packaging and try not to use wrapping paper as it ends up being a huge waste by the end of the night.

Have a great eco-friendly Christmas and as the French would say, “Joyeux Noël”!

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Mini Cups Holders: Great Way To Serve Appetizers

No matter what kind of catering event you are organizing, the use of mini cups – whether it is for desserts, parfaits, appetizers or even tapas – is a must! Not only they are great to serve many different kind of food, but they are also very easy to eat and guests love them. Classy and elegant when they are black or white, original and great for food visibility when they are transparent, the many options available will make you and everybody around happy and excited about tasting all of them. My personal favorite is the transparent green mini cup! A bit more original than a simple clear mini cup thanks to its green color but still very classic and modern its outstanding clarity help food identification and make all appetizers look amazingly delicious. All of these mini cups – regarding the color – are great as they are freezer safe, obviously leak proof and most importantly 100% recyclable. Yes, it is important to be Eco-friendly, especially nowadays. mini-cups Now you might be thinking, all these mini cups are great but isn’t it going to be complicated to transport? The answer is no and here are 3 reasons why they are very convenient to transport everywhere and anywhere:


  1. First of all, most of them can be used with a lid. You don’t have to worry about your delicious appetizers to overflow anymore! The lid will secure everything and make it safe for you to transport your mini cups.
  2. The second great new is that you can also get mini cup holders and be able to serve plenty of those mini cups at the same time in an elegant and secure way! Great to transport from 4 mini cups up to 24 mini cups, the mini-holder tray is a worry-free way to transport all delicate creations from the kitchen to wherever you event is. Combine with the lids, there is no way anything can go wrong.
  3. Last but not least, you can also get a perfect-fit box with window cover for the mini-cup holders and transport them in a beautiful and practical way. Unique take-out solution, you can’t be disappointed!

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Palm Leaf Tableware, An Eco-Friendly Material For Disposable Tableware

We all noticed it, being green is trendy and it is a great thing for the environment! You can now find Eco-friendly alternatives to pretty much anything and any products as long as you take the time to look into it.

210BBAEG26-blogWhat about disposable tableware? It has the image of being bad for the environment when it actually isn’t if you pick the right material. The material we’re going to talk about in this article is a great green alternative to plastic disposable dinnerware and is becoming more and more popular.

I am of course talking about Palm Leaf! Why is it so Eco-friendly? Here is how Palm leaf tableware is made: The sheaths of the palm tree, which in the course of their life cycle dry, fall and regenerate, are collected, cleaned and molded into tableware. It means that no trees are cut down! Palm leaf is a unique, renewable and biodegradable material and is also 100% compostable.

The next question is, why is it so popular? Because Palm leaf tableware are made of fallen sheaths, every plate or bowl is unique! The color and texture is very natural and even though they do look similar (of course, you want them to match) they are all a little bit different which adds a special touch to your tables. Eco-friendly, beautiful and original, palm leaf tableware is also very functional since it is microwaveable and grease resistant. You can therefore serve any type of food and they will be sturdy enough to be used in all situations, indoor and outdoor. What’s more? They also are oven safe up to 350 F / 45 min in a traditional oven. It keeps getting better!


Bring an upscale tropical feel to your events by using Palm Leaf tableware and you can be sure it will be a hit.

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